[ UK /ɹɪfjuːtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɹɛfjuˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of determining that something is false
  2. any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  3. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    in defense he said the other man started it
    his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
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How To Use refutation In A Sentence

  • Perhaps it is a refutation of the whole opening line ( variation ).
  • Whereas scientific managemant system proffer reference of objective, nought refutation for individual profession development.
  • Stirling wrote his account of the affair and a refutation which was published in the regimental journal.
  • He prepared a complete refutation of the Republicans' most serious charges.
  • This is certainly not in any sense a refutation of free market economics.
  • And the refutation of these has been such as alone it could be: that is to say, by signs and the evidence of causes, since no other kind of confutation was open to me, differing as I do from the others both on first principles and on rules of demonstration. The New Organon
  • Thus for Popper the logic of science is exclusively the deductive logic of empirical refutation.
  • Tanguay finds the philosopher’s fundamentally erotic or zetetic way of life to preclude any dogmatic refutation of revelation. Archive 2008-05-11
  • By "means nothing" I meant that it pointing out your lack of a refutation is no rebuttal. Transition Team Update - NASA Watch
  • The subsequent unanticipated baby boom, of course, was a salutary refutation of the commission's demographic determinism.
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